Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James remains one of the most well known and popular players in the world of professional basketball. However, LeBron James simply hasn’t been the same after suffering a horrific ankle injury back in March.
Many fans and basketball players were displeased with LeBron James due to his actions as of late and James has simply fallen out of favor with many fans. He has been ridiculed on numerous occasions and now it seems a former teammate of James doesn’t have anything good to say about him.
The Lakers made their exit from the NBA playoffs after losing to the Phoenix Suns. According to a report by Yahoo Sports, LeBron James estimated that he was around 85% for the series due to his hurt ankle. James averaged 23.3 points, 8.0 assists and 7.2 rebounds in the series, which is still impressive enough.
However, his former teammate and now TNT talk host Channing Frye talked on NBA on TNT during Game 6 and stated that due to LeBron James’ current performance, he should retire from professional basketball.
“Here’s my thing. If LeBron is averaging less than 25 points a game, which he’s been averaging, I think he should retire. That’s a crazy thing for me to say but if he leaves the game averaging 25 points a game right. Also, I’m gonna add another level on this. Who are the Lakers bringing in or trading for that can put him over over the top? Have you seen the free agents? There’s nobody.”
James will be 37 years old next season and time certainly hasn’t been kind to him as of late. We certainly hope LeBron James will be in better shape by the start of the next season and show fans that he still has the ability to win big games.
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